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At the Coffee House
by kg cummings

Saturday, January 23, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.
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oh how I miss that place...

Silence engulfed the room

Waiting for the poetry to resume...


At a dimly lit coffee house with limited space,
Making my poetry reading debut in that place.

Some read other’s work, some an original poem,
Regretted that I left all but one of my own at home.

An old memory of the spotlight was upon my soul,
Remembering in my youth how it made me whole.

Dressed in moccasins, and bell bottom jeans,
Long hair with flowers, dripping with beads.

Took the staircase down to the coffee house below,
In an old, vacant church, hippies gathered long ago...

Now everything is different, not much is the same,
Startling back to the present, hearing my name.

Several people were sitting around,
Waited until there was nary a sound.

No one there knew the fear I was hiding,
But I swallowed hard, anxiety subsiding.

I was staring adoringly at Jimmy gazing,
While I recited, "I Think You're Amazing".

Words poured out of me with force and drive,
For the first time in ages, I felt totally alive.

My heart was pounding within my chest,
Reacting to the crowd, I delivered my best.

I was smiling and thriving on the adulation,
Totally entranced by the standing ovation.


copyright © 2006 kgcummings


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Reviewed by Stuart McCallum 1/23/2010
Wow! Delightful poetry of how our mind will transport us from past to present. Wonderful use of words and rhyme.

Thank you Kathy,you captured the emotions perfectly.

Reviewed by Felix Perry 1/23/2010
I love how this transported us not only back to the coffee poetry place but also let us sit right at your table to feel what you felt. I have always wanted to go to and participate in a poetry reading but never got the nerve.
Reviewed by steve Chering 1/23/2010
There's a good storyline here but some of the lines have ryhmes that Wont work at times? check it out.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 1/23/2010
You have recalled, recreated, and shared a most special experience very effectively via your verses here, Kathy. Thank you. Love and best wishes,

Reviewed by pat medlin 1/23/2010
oh what flashbacks to a really special time of my it!
Reviewed by D Johnson 1/23/2010
Love this reflection back to a really cool time... cool write.

Reviewed by Liana Margiva 1/23/2010
BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!! Liana Margiva

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